The Cornish Winter Fair….. Come see me!!

Saturday 16th November 2019

Looking forward to seeing lots of locals on Saturday! Come and say hello, I’ll have lots of bargains for you and lots of new designs……

The Cornish Winter Fair (incorporating Wadebridge Prime Stock Show) will soon be here and another busy day of the best of Cornish Farming, Food and Crafts will be on offer.

Top-quality craftspeople will be exhibiting and include A Little Bit of Cornwall and their stunning sea glass and other creations, AbbieAnne Patchwork Quilting & Textiles and Alpha Alpacas Definitely a ‘shop til you drop’ sort of day!

For a fun, food and shopping filled day, be sure to visit The Cornish Winter Fair in the Exhibition Halls at the Royal Cornwall Events Centre, Wadebridge on Saturday 16 November from 10 to 5. Free entry and free parking – see you there!

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Road Trips 2020……. Want me to spread the Cupboard Love?

Attention lovely Peoples!!!

Some lovely comments from you all recently has left me thinking….. next year I’m planning a couple of round robin trips, ‘Therapy on The Road’.

…. Up the right hand side of the country, on up across Scotland and back down the other side.

If anyone wants me to stop off and teach or give talks on the way please message me. The more I do the cheaper my expenses for everyone. (yeah, I’m a hussy!! 😂😂😂)

There’s also one trip to Southern Ireland in the offing, if anyone wants me in Ireland, again, please contact me and I’ll see can I share the Cupboard Love!

Socials & cuppas will be fitted in as well if anyone’s up for it?

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Double Snuggle Block 8

Beach Huts – Pieced Background with Bondaweb Appliqué finished size – 20”x9”

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This block has been made by piecing the base and using Bondaweb appliqué on top, if however, you have another preferred method of appliqué, go for it!

Please take a few moments to read through the instructions before you begin.

When using Bondaweb, please follow the manufacturer’s instructions…… please don’t forget to reverse your pattern or you’ll end up with a seagull landing from the wrong direction and your flags flying in a tornado!

Beach Huts – the back ground has been pieced for this block, the finished size of which should be 20” x 9” plus seam allowances.  I’ve indicated on the pattern the sizes you need to cut and piece together, also listed here…..

these sizes include your seam allowance….

1/Sky – 20.5” x 5.5”

8 x Huts – 3” x 4.5” (lots of different colours!!)

Join all of the huts in a line, then add the sky along the length of your huts above. (or below, as in the photo that I can’t get to turn around!!!)

Bondaweb Applique:

Trace each outline of the roofs onto your Bondaweb as instructed by the supplier.  (I used a rule to ensure the lines were straight) Please remember to reverse your pattern for the flags and seagulls, as you trace the design onto your Bondaweb (smooth side) or they will face the other way.

Iron your Bondaweb onto the back of your chosen appliqué fabrics, cut carefully on your pencil line.  Remove the paper and place onto your block.  Iron each piece into place. I then machine stitched around all of the applique pieces to hold them in place and protect the raw edges.  I used a zigzag, (length 0.5, width 1.5) but you might like to use a fancy stitch or two?

The base of each roof is 2.5” wide and 2” high at its pinnacle.

Doors all range from 1”> 1.5” across and 1.75”>2.25” high.

Circles are 1” across the centre.  Use as many of these as you fancy.

Add bunting strips the width of the huts, I made mine curve from side to side of an individual beach hut and had 7 flags on each string, all cut in one piece.  Make yours as you would want.

Seagulls and flags are also at your discretion!

I hope you enjoy this block as much as I did!!

Abbie xxx

AbbieAnne’s patterns are for your personal use only and are intended to inspire your creativity but may not be directly copied, sold, reproduced or taught for commercial gain. Copyright©2019 AbbieAnne.com.

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Double Snuggle Block 7

Stripes

Designed by Abbie Searle Finished size = 10”x15”

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*Please read through all of the instructions before you start whether you are going to make this quilt by hand or machine or a mix, you may pick up hints and tips throughout that can be used…

This is just a very simple stripy block, designed to show off the ombre fabrics used in the quilt.  If you’re using your own choice of fabrics, use it to show off your selection, take a little time and make sure the fabrics really are placed to their best advantage.   

You’ll need to add your seam allowances to the sizes shown on the diagram, with the overall finish size being 10”x15” (plus seam allowance) If your block comes up bigger, leave it at that until you’re ready to join all of your blocks, it can be trimmed at that time.

Including seam allowances you’ll need to cut:

 5 x 2.5”x10.5” pieces

 5 x 1.5”x10.5” pieces

Join them alternately on the 10.5” side as the photo above shows.

If you’re making your quilt as a scrappy quilt, you may want to wait and make this block as number 12?.

Enjoy, Abbie xxx

AbbieAnne’s patterns are for your personal use only and are intended to inspire your creativity but may not be directly copied, sold, reproduced or taught for commercial gain.

Copyright©2019 AbbieAnne.com.

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Another successful Retreat in Kent!!

What a wonderful venue for last weekends retreat, fabulous surroundings at Aylesford Friary in Kent.

We had a full house and delegates undertook two projects over the weekend. What a fabulous selection of projects, lots of lovely creatings 🙂

Thank you ladies for a very enjoyable and successful retreat, hope to see you all again some time.

Busy!!!

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Aylesford Priory Retreat…. fabulous work Ladies!! Thank you for having me!!! x (the Ladies are holding up just 1 of 2 projects undertaken at the weekend)

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If anyone is interested in having me visit for a talk, workshop or retreat please get in touch. I travel all over the country quite regularly so contact me.

Abbie x

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